Re: After 5 minutes, my 500 GB book is only accessible...
I just called WD tech. support. There is probably something worng with the networkcard. There is yet no solution or workarround available. They don't even know if there is a solution at all. I get a new one.
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Have you tried it on another PC? Try it on another PC and see if is picked up on that one.
If it runs on another PC, then you may have a driver problem with your USB ports, so these may need to be reinstalled.
Hope this helps.
Try and map it, by right clicking on 'my computer' and select 'map network drive'. In the folder option type: \\**ip address**\public (where **ipa address** needs to be the ip address assigned by your router or one of the 2 default names: mybookworld or wdstorage. If you have previously changed to name of the NAS drive, use the name you assigned.
If you are running Vista, You might be one of many people who are reporting an update that is causing some buggy behavior. Try this:
Connect the drive but do not Format the drive, right click 'my
computer' then 'manage' go to 'storage/disk management' view the
drives; your usb drive will not be allocated a drive letter. You can
set one manually or leave it for about 2~5 minutes for one to be
allocated auto. Each time you connect the drive you may have to do
The controller board in Mybook might not support files over 4 gb. Check with the manufacturer if there are any new drivers for you product to solve your dilema. You could also just buy a cheap external case for the drive in the mybook and swap it out. None of the new cases have these limitations and you can get them online for less than 20 bucks. I like MAD Dog cases myself. I hope this helps you.